News Archive

profile of Chris Reinhard
September 24, 2019
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Assistant Professor Chris Reinhard studies the early Earth in the hopes of learning clues about potential Earths outside our solar system.  
Nasrin Hooshmand and Mostafa El-Sayed
September 23, 2019
A new study has advanced silver nanoparticles toward the goal of single-molecule detection.
Tech Tower
September 23, 2019
The Office of International Initiatives announces the launch of the Georgia Tech Guide for Responsible International Activities, a new online resource regarding guidelines, policies, and procedures around the Institute’s global activities and partnerships.
Printed Sensor
September 20, 2019
Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires.
Close-up of Smart Active Particle
September 18, 2019
Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as “smarticles” to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.
Kimberly Chen (left) and Matthew Herron (Credit: Jennifer Pentz)
September 17, 2019
Multicellular life is one of the most astonishing wonders on Earth, but why and how does it arise in the first place, and at what cost? To help answer these questions, we exposed single-celled algae to predators and watched them evolve into multicellular life. Within a year, they had formed groups of cells to avoid being eaten - but at a price.
John Reynolds
September 17, 2019
John Reynolds has been named a 2020 Arthur C. Cope Scholar by the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes his pioneering work in the design and synthesis of pi-conjugated molecules, oligomers, and polymers with targeted properties for advanced organic electronic applications.
ScienceMatters Season 3 banner
September 17, 2019
Season 3 of the College of Sciences podcast ScienceMatters debuts with a look at the neuroscience behind daydreaming and suspenseful movies. Other subjects in the 10-episode season include the latest research on climate science, the search for extraterrestrial life, and what microbiology teaches us about the early Earth.  
Unreal Time with Lew Lefton  (Photo by Roger Easley, Special to the AJC)
September 16, 2019
As a child in New Mexico, Lew Lefton, Georgia Tech associate vice president for research computing, had two passions, math and comedy. Until sixth grade, he never understood mathematics could be a career, figuring mathematicians were akin to blacksmiths, useful in the past, but not relevant today.
Wombats (Courtesy of Scott Carver)
September 12, 2019
How wombats produce the distinctively shaped poop has been of interest to the research teams of Georgia Tech mechanical engineering professor David Hu and Scott Carver, a lecturer in wildlife ecology in University of Tasmania, Australia. Wombats are poised to gain acclaim, because Hu, Carver, and their coworkers just received a 2019 Ig Nobel Prize, awarded by Improbable Research for research that initially makes people laugh and then think.